On 06-19-14 at about 10:15 a.m. and again on 06-22-14 at about 10:40 p.m., officers of 

the Marion City Police Department responded to the Circle K convenience store at 588 

N. Main St. for the report of a male subject exposing his genitalia to the female clerk. On 

both instances, the subject had left prior to officers’ arrival. Through the course of the 

investigation, a suspect was developed, Vontai M. Mason. 

 

On 06-23-14 at about 1445 hrs., Officers were sent back to the Circle K as Mason had 

come back into the store. Maj. Clewell was the first officer to arrival and attempted to 

confront Mason as he walked from the store. Mason took off running and a foot pursuit 

ensued. Several officers converged on the area and with the assistance of the Marion 

County Adult Probation Department and multiple concerned citizens, Mason was caught 

by officers and placed under arrest. Mason had multiple warrants for his arrest, as well. 

 

Many thanks to the citizens of Marion for their assistance in this situation. As in this 

instance, any citizen is encouraged to report criminal activity that they witness by calling 

the Police Department at (740)387-2525 or the TIPS Line at (740)375-8477. 

 

Arrested: 

Vontai M. Mason 

08-18-89 

Charged with: 

2 counts Public Indecency 

Obstructing Official Business 

Warrant for Conveyance out of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office 

Parole Violation Warrant 

Warrant for Escape Prior to Confinement out of Cuyahoga County